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Former Chicago cop shoots, kills, son

Wed, 10 Oct 2012 06:32:46 CDT
By: AP

A retired Chicago police detective shot and killed his son after mistaking him for a burglar. Police say the body of 48-year-old Michael Griffin was found early Tuesday in the father's condominium on Chicago's Northwest Side. He had been shot in the head. The dead man's brother, Stephen Griffin, said the victim had been watching television with 77-year-old James Griffin when he went outside. Michael Griffin was shot when he re-entered the apartment. Stephen Griffin said his father assumed Michael Griffin had gone to bed, adding his father's senses "aren't as sharp as they used to be." Police have filed no charges against the father, who was hospitalized after complaining of chest pains.

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